Selected Hackathons, Competitions, etc.

I receive notice of many hackathons, competitions, etc.  I'm not endorsing these, but students might find them of interest.  (If you know of such an event, feel free to send it to me.)

Newsletter sent Monday, May 6, 2019


VHacks is an international hackathon in partnership with the Vatican that is focused on building ethical technology. Last year, we enjoyed hosting over 120 student hackers in Vatican City and supporting them as they built software and hardware projects to address social issues.

The VHacks team would like to invite students from Harvard University and a few other select schools to apply early to VHacks 2019. VHacks will take place in Paris, France from August 22-25 and will provide students the opportunity to work on NGO projects during and after the hackathon. Interested students may apply early here.

VHacks’ mission is threefold:

  • To leverage technology to help enhance the solutions of NGOs, who supply problem statements related to their fields.
  • To promote collaboration amongst the most talented university students from diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
  • To provide a framework for ethically-minded innovation.

While applying early does not guarantee admission, it does provide a competitive advantage as we will be reviewing hacker applications on a rolling basis.